Re: Results of last night's SV OVC meeting (was Re: A small measure of strong support for Open Source Elex Software)

From: Ron Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Thu Apr 28 2005 - 13:05:44 CDT

This all looks like real progress. I am especially happy about the
decision to take security seriously.

Can you expand on the item about RSS feeds and cracking?

Lastly, I'd like to attend the pow-wow. When/where is it being held?


On Apr 28, 2005, at 7:54 AM, JamBoi wrote:

> In our SV OVC Tek meeting last night we:
> 1) Agreed that the project(s) could take place much more rapidly if
> done by non-volunteer effort. In fact FROM THE TIME THE REQUIREMENTS
> WERE COMPLETED (we've been unable to locate a Requirements document let
> alone Specs or Open Standards documentation) A SYSTEM COULD
> REALISTICALLY BE COMPLETED IN 6 MONTHS. That is assuming a small,
> funded team of professionals working full-time (or more than full-time
> as we do things in Silicon Valley ;-) ). From there maintenance and
> rev.s could be done by a larger volunteer effort as previously
> described. We had some ideas on funding such a project also....
> 2) Agreed that a GPLed codebase could be used by many companies and
> entities on many platforms so as to cut down dramatically on the
> variables involved providing a "seal of approval"/certification.
> 3) Agreed that as Ron Crane pointed out, to really protect the system
> from cracking we need to be mindful of every single piece of software,
> firmware and hardware on the system and guard against sereptitious
> wireless connections. We agreed a system with no hard drive booting
> from a diskless system CDROM is the way to go.
> 4) We talked briefly about how some researchers suspect XML/RSS
> "aggregation" feeds were used to crack the system on a massive scale
> this last time around and how we must guard against that.
> ...
> 10) Agreed on a basic system vision/proposal (more on this in Sunday's
> Tek Pow Wow).
> To answer the earlier question, re: SV OVC Tek leadership people,
> please come to the Sunday Tek Pow Wow meeting we are hosting and we
> will introduce our leadership team "in person" (or if you are on the
> conference call I guess it'll have to be "in audio" :-) )....

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